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Puttin on the Act (1940)

Olive rushes over to show Popeye the headline: Vaudeville is coming back. They agree to rehearse their old act. After a brief song-and-dance intro, the act begins: Popeye demonstrating his ... See full summary »

Directors:

Dave Fleischer, Dave Tendlar (uncredited)

Writer:

Bill Turner (story) (as William Turner)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Margie Hines Margie Hines ... Olive Oyl (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Mercer ... Popeye (voice) (uncredited)
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Olive rushes over to show Popeye the headline: Vaudeville is coming back. They agree to rehearse their old act. After a brief song-and-dance intro, the act begins: Popeye demonstrating his strength while Olive displays her flexibility and balance; impersonations of Jimmy Durante, Stan Laurel, and Groucho Marx; and the last act, more feats of strength and agility. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Trivia

One of a number of Popeye shorts which were sent off to Asia in the 1980s to undergo the infamous redrawn and colorization process. See more »

Alternate Versions

There is a redrawn colorized version from 1987 originally commissioned by Ted Turner. See more »

Connections

References The Big Broadcast of 1938 (1938) See more »

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Caught in the Act
5 January 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

A good many cartoons used caricatures of actual stars of the time. Popeye does three impressions: Stan Laurel, Jimmy Durante, and Groucho Marx. He also does a crazy act where he spins Olive like a baton. It turns out they were an act in the past. I guess that was created just so they could revive their talents. It's not bad. I just doesn't go anywhere.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 August 1940 (USA) See more »

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Fleischer Studios See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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